Nicotine beer

This just sounds nasty: Nicotine beer in the pipeline:

A Gernam company has come up with a novel way of beating bans on smoking in pubs – put the nicotine in the beer.


A new beer, known as NicoShot, is undergoing testing in Germany with hopes it can be moved toward approval in the next few months.


Each beer contains three milligrams of nicotine and a 6.3 per cent alcohol reading.

It’s supposed to help you quit smoking… I don’t know, maybe it’s just me, but combining two vices like this just doesn’t seem like a winning strategy.

Some blowback already: Nicotine beer a no go Down Under.

But there is little chance of the same happening in Australia.


Lydia Buchtmann from Food Standards Australia New Zealand says it has already addressed the issue.


"People overseas were adding nicotine to other things such as mineral water, so we thought we’d be absolutely cautious because while the Food Standards code didn’t actually say you could add nicotine, it didn’t actually say you couldn’t," Ms Buchtmann said.


"So we’ve since amended that, done a safety assessment and ensured that nicotine can’t be added to food or beverages."

And apparently Gizmodo beat everybody by reporting this back on July 13th.

20 Responses to Nicotine beer

  1. Blocke03 says:

    This sounds like the greatest thing since…..cigarettes

  2. jobbs232 says:

    this sounds like the best thing since….pizza

  3. Ibeafireman says:

    What’s next…..birth control in my beer.

  4. Anonymous says:

    the enjoying part of smoking is lighting it up and enjoying the taste and smoke, not really to mixing it with beer….

  5. liz says:

    I have a better idea….nicotine in foods!!1 oh, wait that already exist.

  6. Sajid Pariyani says:

    Send me samples we would like to Import into India…Nicobeer!

  7. DJ says:

    Now they have to dispense a free set of actual beer goggles with the beer

  8. rra bana says:

    just like every1 else i want to try this beer, come on some1 send me a sample. pls

  9. Slugo says:

    This is great,can I buy Nicotine Beer 24 hours a day cant wait to try some

  10. Reza T says:

    Are they going to offer them in SIX PACKS or 20 in a pack?

  11. vader says:

    after nicotine add some other types of smoke!!! You know what I mean. :)

  12. Anonymous says:

    Why not just drop a cig in2 the beerbottle.. and slurp it down?

  13. sup says:

    Dang, Thats messed up!

  14. Anonymous says:

    cuz that would taste even shittier

  15. Jude Anna says:

    Don’t screw up a good German Beer! Put it in some of that low carb trash.

  16. Ramses says:

    What’s next? Nicotine soap? Nicotine toilet paper? sheesh

  17. tasha says:

    This is totally rediculous!! You know what thaey say…"anything to make money!!"

  18. betsy says:

    This is the most stupid thing I have ever heard of!! Why make people more sick. More cancer for everyone.

  19. Ramses says:

    This should be given to non-smoking alcoholics so that they can get addicted to nicotine as well. Viva la addictions!!!

  20. Blurble says:

    what about chain smokers? will they have to continually chug beer after beer after beer to get that same fix?

    DRUNK SMOKERS EVERYWHERE! SOMEBODY GRAB A CAMERA! I SMELL BLACKMAIL MATERIAL!